MUSIC AS POETRY: Teach poetry with rap & song lyrics

Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Homeschool
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70 pages
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Description

This bundle is everything you need to teach poetry through music - Use four lyrics and music videos to teach figurative language, literary devices, poetic devices, rhyme scheme, meter poetry analysis and EVERY reading and writing common core skill (Printable & Digital) - Product includes lesson plan, student printables, PowerPoint slides, Google Slides, Google Doc, ANSWER KEY and grading rubric, for no prep music as poetry activities, Google Classroom or distance learning activities for the last week of school activities or any day of the year.

USE 8 MUSIC ANALYSIS GUIDES WITH ANY SONG OR RAP!

Want my Music as Poetry Bundle to teach EVERY Reading Standard with Lyrics?

Product Includes (Printable & Digital):

  • Lesson Plan
  • Student Printables
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Google Slides
  • Google Doc
  • Effortless 3-Point Grading Rubric
  • Bell Ringer Activity
  • Mini-Lesson
  • Guided Practice
  • Independent Practice
  • 4 Songs and Poetry Analysis Graphic Organizers (with Lyric & Music Video Links)
    • ANSWER KEY for 4 songs!
  • TP-CASTT Poetry Analysis for ANY song
  • Figurative Language Analysis for ANY song
  • Poetry Analysis Analysis for ANY song
  • Common Core Reading Response Questions for ANY song
  • Persuasive Writing Prompt for ANY song
  • Comparative Writing Prompt for ANY song
  • Literary Analysis Writing Prompt for ANY song
  • Narrative Writing Prompt for ANY song
  • BONUS: Poetic device matching activity with ANSWER KEY
  • BONUS: Figurative language matching activity with ANSWER KEY
  • BONUS: List of free, printable poems for additional practice/assessment

4 Song Analysis Graphic Organizers with ANSWER KEY, lyric and music video links:

  • Along the Watchtower, written by Bob Dylan & performed by Jimi Hendrix
  • Symbol in My Driveway, Jack Johnson
  • A Milli, Lil Wayne (radio edit clean version - but preview to decide if appropriate)
  • Drop the World, Lil Wayne & Eminem (radio edit clean version - but preview to decide if appropriate)

DISCLAIMER: Preview all lyrics and music videos before buying this product as some songs include adult themes and language. I chose to include these lyrics precisely because my students are listening to these songs anyway. It is extremely valuable to teach students to always listen to music through an analytical lens. After these activities, students will never listen to music the same as they make a habit of interpreting the deeper meaning behind seemingly superficial words and themes. This is what creates life-long learners.

This guide allows students to learn/practice:

  • Types of Poetry
  • Rhyme scheme
  • Meter
  • Poetry annotation
  • Poetry analysis
  • Figurative language / poetic devices (symbolism, simile, allusion, etc.)
  • Literary elements (tone/mood)
  • Theme
  • Text-to-Self connections
  • Text-to-Text connections
  • Text-to-World connections

Simply click the links to print the lyrics and/or play the music videos.

Middle and High School students will love the lyrics and easy-to-follow guides. Play the music videos for extra engagement!

Use the poetry analysis answer key for mini lesson, guided practice or indpendnent practice grading purposes.

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Want fun and engaging Reading Skills lessons?

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THIS PRODUCT IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY OF THE ABOVE SONGS, ARTISTS, RECORD COMPANIES, LINKS OR OTHER ENTITIES; IT IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

Aligned to the Common Core Standards for Reading Literature for grades 6-12.

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Why wait? Use these analyzing song lyrics end of year music activities to use lyrics and music videos to teach figurative language, literary device and poetic device (rhyme, meter) analysis (Printable & Digital).

Total Pages
70 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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